Obama’s Latest Energy Speech Runs Out Of Gas
President Obama made a campaign stop, disguised as (another) important energy policy speech just 20 miles or so from the White House at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland.“A lot of the folks who are running for a certain office who shall go unnamed, they’ve been talking down new sources of energy,” “They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel standards. I guess they like gas-guzzlers,” he said. “If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail, they probably must have been founding members of the flat earth society. They would not believe that the world was round.”
The President made the trip in a 22 car motorcade and burned more fuel in this campaign stop than most of us buy in a year. Barack Obama must think we are idiots or we love him so much as President, we believe all the bullshit he keeps feeding us.
We look to our President to inspire us to greatness, to lift our hearts in troubled times and make us proud to live in the greatest nation on earth. Presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, to name a few, have stirred us to believe in this nation and shed blood to protect the flag.
Sadly, President Obama can only ridicule, divide, and demean as he selfishly and desperately holds on to the presidency.
As prices at the pump keep rising, President Obama had the audacity to spout this, “We passed the payroll tax at the beginning of this year to make sure that everybody had an extra $40 in their paycheck, on average — (applause) — in part because we anticipated that gas prices might be going up like they did last year, given tight world oil supplies.”
Obama continued his derision, “So do not tell me that we’re not drilling. (Applause.) We’re drilling all over this country. (Applause.) I guess there are a few spots where we’re not drilling. We’re not drilling in the National Mall. (Laughter.) We’re not drilling at your house. (Laughter.) I guess we could try to have, like, 200 oil rigs in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. “If you start hearing this “drill, baby, drill; drill, drill, drill” — if you start hearing that again, just remember you’ve got the facts — we’re doing that. Tell me something new. (Applause.) That’s problem number one.”
“Here’s the second problem with what some of these politicians are talking about. There’s a problem with a strategy that only relies on drilling and that is, America uses more than 20 percent of the world’s oil. If we drilled every square inch of this country — so we went to your house and we went to the National Mall and we put up those rigs everywhere — we’d still have only 2 percent of the world’s known oil reserves. Let’s say we miss something — maybe it’s 3 percent instead of 2. We’re using 20; we have 2.”
John Merline of Investor’s Business Daily, disputes Obama’s rhetoric saying there is 60 times more energy than the President claims.
“When you look at the whole picture, it turns out that there are vast supplies of oil in the U.S., according to various government reports. Among them:
- At least 86 billion barrels of oil in the Outer Continental Shelf yet to be discovered, according to the government’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
- About 24 billion barrels in shale deposits in the lower 48 states, according to EIA.
- Up to 2 billion barrels of oil in shale deposits in Alaska’s North Slope, says the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Up to 12 billion barrels in ANWR, according to the USGS.
- As much as 19 billion barrels in the Utah tar sands, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
- Then, there’s the massive Green River Formation in Wyoming, which according to the USGS contains a stunning 1.4 trillion barrels of oil shale — a type of oil released from sedimentary rock after it’s heated.”
“A separate Rand Corp. study found that about 800 billion barrels of oil shale in Wyoming and neighboring states is “technically recoverable,” which means it could be extracted using existing technology. That’s more than triple the known reserves in Saudi Arabia.
All told, the U.S. has access to 400 billion barrels of crude that could be recovered using existing drilling technologies, according to a 2006 Energy Department report.
When you include oil shale, the U.S. has 1.4 trillion barrels of technically recoverable oil, according to the Institute for Energy Research, enough to meet all U.S. oil needs for about the next 200 years, without any imports.”
Meanwhile in Largo, Maryland, President Obama pushed on, “Even if we drilled every inch of America, that won’t bring gas prices down tomorrow. But if we’re tired of watching gas prices spike every single year, and being caught in this position, where what happens in the Middle East ends up taking money out of your pocket, if we want to stabilize energy prices for the long term and the medium term, if we want America to grow, we’re going to have look past what we’ve been doing and put ourselves on the path to a real, sustainable energy future.”
This president cannot be re-elected, we have suffered enough under this statist. To Barack Obama, the government is supreme and it must control every aspect of our lives.
Mark Levin, in his newest book, “Ameritopia” explains it this way, “Tyranny, broadly defined, is the use of power to dehumanize the individual and delegitimize his nature. Political utopianism is tyranny disguised as a desirable, workable, and even paradisiacal governing ideology.”
Barack Obama thinks nothing of you, but only how you can serve him in his march towards the destruction of everything you love about this country. We must defeat him and his ilk this November!